What is it and why is it good?
Encrypted iTunes backups back up your device completely. Nothing gets lost in the progress and you will be able to play The Blockheads on your new iOS device without any issues. TC & single player worlds won’t get lost and support ID’s won’t change. It will be the exact same.
Why not iCloud?
iCloud works fine. The Blockheads does not support it so if you manage to get all of your data to your new device with it consider yourself lucky; it’s not a recommended way to transfer data to another device if you wish to get everything with you. It has worked for some but definitely not for everyone.
How is it done?
You’ll need a PC that has iTunes on it (download link is here), the device that you want to get a backup of and an USB cable.
Open iTunes and plug your phone in. Tap on the small phone icon.
Select the “This computer” instead of “iCloud” and make sure to put a check at the “Encrypt iPhone backup” as well. This will enable the backup to save everything from your device. If you’re doing this for the first time it might ask you to create a password for the encrypted backup at some point. Create yourself a password that you will remember - it can’t be accessed otherwise.
When you are ready click on Back Up Now to start up the process.
iTunes will start backing up your device. This is process takes quite a while, don’t cancel it if it looks like it’s stuck. It will pass. A small rotating icon will appear at the top of your phone screen during the backup.
The backup is done. You can see it at “Latest Backup” and you can click on the “Restore Backup…” to restore it in need to your new device.